Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas is the Founder and Chairman of Bedarra Research Labs (BRL), which specializes in emerging software technologies and practices. BRL enables clients rapidly deploy innovative solutions using the latest practices and technologies. Dave is a popular, humorous, albeit opinionated international keynote speaker with an impressive breadth of business experience and technical depth. With a unique ability to see the future and translate research into competitive products, Dave was awarded ACM Distinguished Engineer for his contributions object technology that include IBM IDEs, virtual machines and the open source Eclipse foundation. Dave is a thought leader in Large Scale Lean and Agile Development and a founding director of the Agile Alliance. He maintains close links the R&D community and is an adjunct research professor at Queensland University of Technology in Australia and Carleton University in Canada. Dave serves on the program committees for many technology conferences and founder of the YOW! Australia conference.